The Programme

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Monday 23rd September

9.00 – 9.30  Welcome

  • National and Regional authorities – Ministry of Health
  • ASUITs & WHO Collaborating Centre Trieste
  • World Health Organization – Geneva Michelle Funk
  • World Health Organization – Copenhagen Dan Chisholm

9.30 – 13.00 Plenary Session:  Good Practice Service presentation and discussion (a)

Introduction of Quality Rights and good practice service guidance Michelle Funk – Incl. Videos

11.00 – 13.00 Plenary Session: Responding to Crises

Chair/discussant Sashi Sashidharan

  • Alternatives to hospital Martin Zinkler
  • Open dialogue Jorma Ahonen
  • Home treatment and hospitality at 24 Hrs CMH Centers Matteo Impagnatiello/Francesca Santoro/Serena Goljevscek and Trimbos Instituut, Utrecht
  • No restraint approach in hospital setting Abdul Kadir Abu Bakar

General discussion

Lunch break

14.00-18.00 Plenary Session: Good Practice Service presentation and discussion (b)

14.00-15.00  Peer Support

Chair/discussant Jan Berndsen

  • Peer support groups, Users and Survivors of Psychiatry in Kenya Michael Njenga
  • Recovery College Martijn Kole
  • Working with Voices Olga Runciman

15.00-16.00  Primary care and support in community

Chair/discussant Mirella Ruggeri

  • The Banyan: Home Again Vandana Gopikumar (video)/ Pina Ridente
  • Psychosocial Care Centers in Brazil (CAPS) Rossana Seabra Sade
  • Homelessness HOME Team Anthony Ruffin and Jonhatan Sherin

16.30-18.00 Plenary Session: Good Practice Service presentation and discussion (c)

Networks and services providing multisectoral supports

Chair/discussant Peppe Dell’Acqua

  • Lille coordinated network of Services East Lille Mental Health Sector
  • Walsh Trust Rob Warriner  (video)
  • Enosh housing services in Israel  Liron David

General discussion


Tuesday 24th September

9.00-10.30 Plenary Session: Whole system change: discussing the Trieste model and the implementation of an open door no restraint system. 

Trieste today and the regional developments

Chair/discussant  Angelo Fioritti

  • Trieste coordinated network of services Roberto Mezzina
  • 24hrs Community Mental Health Centers: an operation manual or more? Claudia Fantuzzi/Daniela Speh/Gabriella D’Ambrosi
  • The Regional Mental Health System Marco Bertoli/Mauro Asquini/Maria Angela Bertoni/Fulvio Tesolin /Giulio Castelpietra

11.00-13.00 Plenary Session:  Local & global: co-production and innovation

Chair/discussant  Fabrizio Starace

  • Personal Health Budget: means for integration but in the hands of whom? Morena Furlan/Arturo Rippa/Pablo Cangiano
  • The experience of open door forensic units in the Friuli Venezia Giulia Region Alessandro Norbedo/Giovanni Gaiatto/Gaetano Savarese
  • The experience of Recovery House: recovery and empowerment pathways Izabel Marin/Roberta Casadio/Paul Baker/Michele Sipala/Alberto Marin
  • Integrated gender approach Marina Barnabà/Valentina Botter/Paola Zanus/Elisabetta Paci

General discussion

Conclusion: “The global impact of the Trieste model of Community Services”, Fran Silvestri &Tim Kendall

14.00-16.00 Plenary Session: Whole system change: discussing the Trieste model and the implementation of an open door no restraint system. Twinning Collaboration: International experiences

Chair/discussant  John Jenkins

  • The experience in Wales: Hywell Dda and Aneurin Bevan Health Boards Daniela Speh/John Jenkins/Warren Lloyd /Richard Jones
  • Argentina: Por un Pais sin Manicomios Chiara Luchetta/Roberto Colapietro/Luciano Grasso/Celeste Romero
  • Italy-Slovenia: ”the GECT Project”, Cross boarder cooperation in Mental Health Alessandro Saullo/Marco Visintin
  • Los Angeles: T.R.I.E.S.T.E. Project Roberto Mezzina/Tommaso Bonavigo/Jonathan Sherin/ Kerry Morrison

14-16  WHO QUALITYRIGHT WORKING GROUPS (closed meetings)

Who Europe QualityRights project Inter-country project meeting – planning and review meeting with EURO country focal points to discuss next phase

Good Practice Service Guidance Workshop on WHO Best Practice Services and next steps

16.30 -18.00 Plenary Session: From Humanization to Deinstitutionalization

Chair/discussant Vladimir Jovic

  • QualityRights: country presentations and general discussion Melita Murko/Dan Chisholm
  • Recommendations on the phasing out of psychiatric hospitals WHOCC Trieste

General discussion

Wednesday 25th September

Plenary Session – Countrywide and region-wide reforms

Chair/discussant Benedetto Saraceno

9.00-10.30 Roundtable: East to West, South to North

  • Czech Republic: the national strategy according to European MH Action Plan Jan Pfeiffer
  • Serbia: the national strategy of deinstitutionalization Milan Stanojkovich
  • Kenya: Establishing good practice in rights-based approaches to mental health Faraaz Mahomed
  • Ivory Coast: Unchaining people with mental health issues  Gregoire Ahongbonon
  • Contributions from other countries

11.00-12.00 Italy

Chair/discussant Francesco Amaddeo

  • Overcoming of Forensic Hospitals: the good practices of REMS Pietro Pellegrini/ Stefano Cecconi/Franco Corleone
  • No-restraint Open-door Units in Italy  Alessandra Oretti/Giovanni Rossi/Roberto Zanfini

12.00-13.00 Empowerment

Chair/discussant Lorenza Magliano

  • Empowerment: the networks of stakeholders in Europe (Lille) Jan Luc Roelandt
  • Activa’T Barcelona Maria J. San Pío/Emilio Rojo
  • Empowerment College Silvana Hvalich/Emanuela Golia/Jorn Petersen
  • Promoting user participation in Greece / EPAPSY Stelios Stylianidis  / Mental Health Department, Trieste

14.00-17.00  Parallel Sessions : Strengthening international cooperation for system reform

A – Latin America and Spain (Spanish-Italian)
Chair/discussant Renzo Bonn/Giovanna Del Giudice

B – Europe and beyond (Christien Muusse -Trimbos Instituut – The Metherlands, Sudipto Chatterjee – Thrive- India, Sergio Serra – CEFEC, Luigi Leonori – SMES/Europa Mental Health Social Exclusion, Bojan Sosic – Fenik Association – Bosnia and Herzegovina) (English)
Chair/discussant John Jenkins/Paul Baker (IMHCN)

C – The person’s say: programs and practices in whole life domains (English)
Chair/discussant Mirella Ruggeri/Silva Bon

  • The right to work
  • The right to health
  • The right to be equal in front of the law
  • The right to independent living and community participation

14-17  WHO QUALITYRIGHTS WORKING GROUP (closed meetings) WHO Service Guidance / WHO Europe QualityRights – Market place for Innovation and Exchange


17.00-18.00  Plenary Session

Chair/discussant  Roberto Mezzina

The Future of Mental Health Benedetto Saraceno /Franco Rotelli

Next steps for WHO and international partners Michelle Funk


Thursday 26th September

  • Study visits to MH Services (on request- few places available): the Regional System, Microarea and Associations
  • International collaborations and specific group meetings

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